While Attorney General Eric Holder has recently come under scrutiny for his alleged role in covering up the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking program, he has also failed to uphold Obama’s campaign pledge to stop raiding medical marijuana dispensaries operating legally under city and state jurisdiction. Instead, Holder, presumably under Obama’s direction, has shut down over 500 shops in California alone during the last ten months.
There is nothing more ridiculous looking than a group of DEA agents, armed to the teeth, marching into a perfectly peaceful pot shop. Once there, they seize the inventory and arrest the people working there. Such challenging work – kind of like the Nazis on Kristallnacht.
I’m not sure why Obama/Holder are doing this. Obama has certainly made it clear that he is not a liberal president and has done everything he can to cater to the right wing. Is this another misguided effort in that direction? Because medical marijuana is one of those bipartisan issues. It’s an issue Dems and Repubs agree on, which would seem like a dream for the president who campaigned on post-partisanship, (also misguided).
When are people going to wake up and smell the weed smoke? Having just broken my feet, I had to be on those perfectly legal painkillers the doctor prescribes. I’m trying to get off them now, and facing serious withdrawal. Yet, marijuana, a plant in the ground, has never give me this kind of trouble when I’ve been without it.
I know the government doesn’t think this will deter people from using weed. Obviously, especially in California, the stuff is out there. The shops are far from perfect, but going to a drug dealer, especially for a sick person or a girl, is far worse. They never show up on time and they rip you off. Plus you have to pretend you’re friends with them. The other option the government is proponing is growing it yourself, though increasing restrictions on cultivation have also commenced. Just like not everyone can bake a wedding cake, not everyone can grow a crack batch of weed. It takes practice, time and care, which many people, sick or otherwise, simply do not have.
With all the cutbacks in education and Social Security, it makes my blood boil to see federal money being spent this way. Of course, I keep writing to my Congressman, but the tide has turned for the worse over the last year. Weed is not going away, and California is the weed capital of the world. In the words of the late Rodney King, can’t we all just get along, Obama?